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Anglers Reminded to Use Caution While Ice Fishing

PIERRE, S.D. – With the recent temperatures, South Dakota lakes, ponds and sloughs are freezing quickly. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) officials urge anglers, snowmobilers and recreationists to take extreme caution when venturing out. “We know winter recreationists are excited to get out, but we are encouraging people to use extreme caution...
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Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt To Be Held

PIERRE, S.D. – The Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt will be held Jan. 6-8, 2017, in the Pierre area. This free event is open to hunters ages 12-15. There will be an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Ramkota in Pierre. The hunts will take place on Saturday and...
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Women’s Prison Warden Retires

PIERRE, S.D.- Brenda Hyde, warden of the South Dakota Women’s Prison, has announced her retirement. Hyde has served as warden of the Pierre facility since October 2009. She has worked at the Women’s Prison since it opened in 1997. Bob Dooley, Director of Prison Operations for the Department of Corrections, has appointed Brent Fluke...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre VFW Post 2038 Meetings

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2038 is now meeting every third Thursday of the month at the American Legion Post 8 Cabin.  Next meeting is Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Any and all veterans who are current VFW members, or have previously served in a designated combat zone, are encouraged to...
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Noem Says She Won’t Be in Donald Trump’s Administration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem says she won’t be serving in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration. Noem issued a statement Monday after at least one news outlet reported she was being vetted for Secretary of Agriculture. Noem called it an honor to be considered for a job in the administration but...
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Registration for 20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek Opens Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – Registration opens Dec. 14 for the 20th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek. Bicyclists can sign up online at South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks officials encourage bicyclists to register early to ensure spots in the Trek, which will be held Sept. 15-17, 2017. The ride is limited to 600...
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Highway Patrol Cracking Down on Seatbelt Violators

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has reinforced its efforts to encourage more motorists to wear their seatbelts. When conducting a traffic stop, Highway Patrol troopers will issue a seatbelt citation to all unrestrained occupants in accordance with state law and in addition to enforcement action on the primary traffic violation. The new...
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Wild Horse Sale Being Moved After Auction is Harassed

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) – The sale of hundreds of wild horses seized from a troubled sanctuary in north-central South Dakota is being moved after Philip Livestock Auction was allegedly harassed and threatened. Dewey County Sheriff Les Mayer made the announcement in a social media post and declined to provide details to the Rapid City...
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Daugaard Names New Head of Bureau of Finance and Management

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is appointing a commissioner to replace the state’s former chief financial officer who left the administration shortly after getting placed on leave. Daugaard announced Friday that Liza Clark, of Pierre, will be the new commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management. Her appointment is effective in...
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Bond set at $2M cash for stepfather charged in toddler death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Bond is set at $2 million cash-only for a 36-year-old man charged in the death of his 18-month-old stepson in southeastern South Dakota. Keith Cornett was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, manslaughter, child abuse and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He remains in jail. Officers were...
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